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Expose Yourself to Art! Virtual Art Exhibition PLUS Designer Furniture and MORE! #happyhunting
August 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Expose Yourself to Art! Virtual Art Exhibition from Hunt Estate Sales! #happyhunting
In this increasingly global village, artists are heroes, from documenting human history to expressing collective emotions yet also giving thoughtful critique to our political, economic and social systems — pushing us to engage thoughtfully and make steps toward social progress.
Welcome to a virtual art exhibition and sale, assembled by benefactors who engaged in a lifetime of supporting the arts, featuring world renowned painters, sculptures, photographers and anthropological artifacts.
Sale Dates, this is a VIRTUAL EVENT: Tuesday, 8/11, to Sunday, 10/4, at 5 PM.
Complementary Curbside Loading: Monday, 10/5 from 10 AM to 2 PM *alternate dates available at request*
Location: Cambridge, MA **the address will be issued after the completion of your transaction
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Artists have been crucial from the very beginning of our existence. From prehistoric cave paintings to frescos around the world, to scientific drawings, to the avant garde movements, artists have contributed to expanding human evolution from many different perspectives. Over the centuries the one constant role of art is to transform – let this collection equip you for that journey.
Art can illuminate what lies hidden or repressed in the margins or shadows. New ideas can be brought to life. These ideas can lead to small or large changes in attitudes and even society.
Louise Nevelson (b.1899 – d.1988) was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. Nevelson’s work is fundamental to the history of Feminist art. Her dramatic sculptures paved the way for the dialogues of the feminist art movement of the 1970’s by breaking the taboo that only men’s artwork could be large scale.
Art grows awareness of our ever changing landscape. Cities grow, alternating the look of the land, and our landscape history, sinking beneath concrete, buildings, and tarmac, is preserved by an artist’s interpretation of their surroundings.
In the late 1960’s, Adams, an inhabitant of the West, pioneered an alternative landscape tradition, which included man and his creations in the picture. “We have built these things and live among them,” his photographs seem to say, “and we need to take a good, hard look at them.”
The artist ‘absorbs’ the atmosphere of a place or the memory of a feeling.
Alfred Wallis, b. 1855 – d. 1942) was a Cornish fisherman and artist. While many of Wallis’s paintings were produced from memory, and recall his former life at sea, he also produced a number of townscapes and harbor scenes. Though many have viewed Wallis as a mere naïf, there is an important element of thematic stylization in works such as St. Ives. The painting is not a true depiction of the town in the early-twentieth century, but an evocation of how Wallis remembered and idealized it. For Wallis, St. Ives was a community where a simple, self-sufficient life was possible.
Art is about connecting with people’s emotions. It’s personal and at the same time, universal. We all carry with us memories of our past experiences.
One of the “first generation” of Abstract Expressionists, Adolph Gottlieb (1903 – 74) left the Art Students League of New York at the age of 17 and worked his passage to Europe on a merchant ship. He traveled in France and Germany then lived in Paris and during that time he visited the Louvre Museum every day. When he returned to NY he was one of the most traveled New York Artists.
Art confronts racism and traces a path towards social change.
Ugandan artist and social entrepreneur Collin Sekajugo was named the recipient of the Human Rights Award, 2019. Collin’s work illustrates as well as typifies a need for social change. Nicholas Opiyo, the executive director of Chapter Four Uganda, says that his painting has become a symbol of the struggle against oppression and human rights violation.
An artist has the ability to be expressive in the paint, gesture, or color.
Chiyu Uemae is one of the oldest witnesses of the Gutai group and its period. Gutai were a Japanese avant garde group formed in 1954 whose radical ideas and approaches to making art anticipated later performance and conceptual art of the 1960’s and 1970’s. His wide-ranging creations are composed of pattern accumulation by painting knife or of sensitive stitch to sculptural works made of wood or sawdust.
They are ambassadors of inspiration, human connection, and collaboration.
The chance meeting between Andre Villers and Pablo Picasso happened in a Vallauris street in 1953 when Villers stopped the artist to take his photograph. This moment was the beginning of a great friendship. A friendship not only responsible for creating a complete fusion of photography and painting, but the legacy of which is an entire project documenting the life, work and studio of Pablo Picasso.
Artists are a vehicle for universal emotion.
Sharon Brant, “I want to look at my own drawing or painting and say, what is that, and feel mystified by it. I ask myself as I paint, what is a painting. Optically and psychologically it evokes a feeling as I view it. There may appear an implied illusionism of space, but it is the emotional space I want to enter, a pause from the world. This kind of space does exist.” Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, ARTnews, Art International, Arts Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, and The New York Times, among many other publications.
Artists record and preserve our human history.
A 19th century Italian Grand Tour bronze angel personifying ‘Victory’ from the Chiurazzi Foundry imitates one of the most celebrated works of Hellenistic art is the Nike of Samothrace, on display at the Louvre since 1884. Chiurazzi foundries were established by Gennaro Chiurazzi senior (1840), first apprentice and then worthy follower of Pietro Masulli, the Neapolitan famous sculptor who first conceived and put in practice the idea of copying the ancient works of art in their splendor. 18 x 26H”.
Much like the universe, an expansion is on going and artists will continue to play an important role.
Michael Light was hired by NASA in the late 1960’s to develop photography techniques for the Apollo missions, yielding images of both great scientific value and reverential allusion to the history of landscape imagery. His works marvel at the technological accomplishments of the 20th century, while illustrating the smallness of mankind in the context of outer space.
Now that we have laid the groundwork for this collection please stay tuned as the subject matter will expand! Can you imagine, through the eyes of this collection, what the refined environment of home furnishings would be composed of?! STAY TUNED!
Furniture, including leather pieces from designer brands like Matteo Grassi, Hancock and Moore and Knoll!
Kitchenware, including MacKenzie-Child’s dinnerware!
We welcome you to Expose Yourself to ART!
Maggie and Jim
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- August 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am
- October 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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